Papaya & Lime Loaf

This loaf cake is moist, sweet and delightful! Even though we use it as a great afternoon treat it almost crosses into dessert territory.


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The cake :

  • 315g Plain Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp Bicarb of Soda
  • 115g Butter ( unsalted )
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 1 lime, zest and 1tsp of juice
  • 3 Duck Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste ( if using extract use 2tsp )
  • 375g Diced Papaya ( can you fresh, frozen or left over )
  • 125ml Coconut Water

The glaze :

  • 1 Mango ( de-skinned and cubed )
  • 75g icing sugar



  1. Preheat the oven to a 175C, and grease a loaf tin with butter and baking paper.
  2. In a bowl whist together the flour, lime zest, baking powder, salt, bicarb of soda.
  3. In another bowl cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl until creamy and smooth. Then add the eggs in one by one until light and fluffy.
  4. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Puree the papaya and coconut water and stir this into the wet ingredients.
  6. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet, adding it slowly and mixing in between.
  7. Pour the batter into the loaf tin and bake until a piece of dried pasta comes out clean. ( 50- 55 minutes)
  8. While the cake is cooling make the glaze. Add the icing sugar and mango into a blender until smooth.
  9. Once the cake is cooled drizzle the glaze over and top with some candied lime! use this recipe here Candied Fruit & Vegetables

-Charlotte DOAF x


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